This section presents the work of the CPWG and is a dedicated space for the 11 taskforces that carry out the work of the CPWG. Some of the most active ones include more information on the Minimum Standards for Child…
The Child Protection area of responsibility envisions a world in which children in emergencies are protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence.
The Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) is the global level forum for coordination and collaboration on child protection in humanitarian settings. The group brings together NGOs, UN agencies, academics and other partners under the shared objective of ensuring more predictable, accountable and effective child protection responses in emergencies.
Established in 2007 by the IASC as part of the cluster approach, the CPWG is an area of responsibility under the global Protection Cluster, which is led by the Geneva-based CPWG coordinator and supports field level child protection coordination groups in their coordination efforts and technical capacity in humanitarian situations through its Rapid Response Team (RRT) to strengthen child protection responses.
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